The coronavirus pandemic has created a lot of chaos around the globe. Due to rapid transmission from one person to another, the government has to impose lockdown all over the country. The first step was taken by the government to fight against the pandemic as a one-day Janta curfew. After this, a 21 days lockdown was imposed all over the country. Several restrictions were made, places of gatherings were shut down. From the movie theatre to the education industry to multinational companies, each site of the gathering was shut down. Every person apart from the coronavirus warriors was restricted to step outside their house without any relevant work.
The lockdown affected several people, from students to professionals. Several people were laid off from jobs or had to work without pay. Many exams were postponed affecting several students from day and boarding school kids to the students preparing for competitive exams.
As the number of cases kept rising day by day, the lockdown was extended further. As of today, we have already entered the third phase of lockdown. The government has given many relaxations in the third phase of lockdown, like allowing people to go out in a particular time range, opening several markets, allowing companies to reopen with a limited workforce, etc.
The government is now slowly taking some significant steps to bring back the education sector on track. Recently the HRD minister Ramesh Singh Pokhriyal Nishank announced the JEE MAINS and NEET examinations to be held in July. The IIT JEE mains examinations would be conducted on July 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 2020, and the NEET exam would be held on July 26. The jee advanced would be conducted in august, whose dates would be announced later. Two days after that, on July 8, 2020, the government made some announcements regarding the 10 and 12 CBSE board exams.
The CBSE was not able to conduct the board examinations on eight scheduled exam dates after March 18 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Moreover, the northeast Delhi district board was not able to conduct the examinations on four scheduled exam dates due to the violence in the northeast districts in February. Some students in these districts were not able to appear for six exams.
On Friday, the HRD minister announced that the 29 main pending examinations of the CBSE Board exams would be conducted in the first and second weeks of July, i.e., from July 1 to July 15, 2020.
The CBSE has already announced on April 1, 2020, that it is going to conduct the examinations for the 29 core subjects from the 41 pending examinations of class X and XII board exams. CBSE also mentioned that it would release instructions regarding the assessment and marking of the remaining pending exams for which no further exams would be conducted.
In the list of pending examinations, there are 12 core subject exams for class 12 across the country, while no pending papers are left for class 10. The northeast Delhi includes 11 pending papers for class 12 and 6 pending papers for class 10. The final schedule of the pending examinations is yet to be released by the CBSE.
The subjects for which the exams are going to be conducted are given below-
CLASS XII SUBJECTS FOR ALL INDIA
- Hindi (elective)
- Hindi (core)
- Home science
- Business studies
- Computer science (old)
- Computer science (new)
- Information practice (old)
- Information practice (new)
- Information technology
CLASS X SUBJECTS FOR NORTHEAST DELHI
- Hindi course A
- Hindi course B
- English communication
- English language and literature
- Social science
CLASS XII SUBJECTS FOR NORTHEAST DELHI
- English elective-N
- English elective-C
- English core
- Political science